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Re: paper pulp

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Iteachart7
Sun, 22 Aug 1999 18:52:03 EDT


In a message dated 8/22/99 4:47:32 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
mdelafield@cfu-cybernet.net writes:

<< assume you are pre-soaking the paper. I have been able to get shredded
paper (most of it computer paper) and this cuts down the soaking time.
Remember to warn the kids about "overload" in the blenders or you'll have
smoking burn out. It not only wrecks the blenders, it stinks. >>

I've been reading about the pulp making and wanted to share my "Bulk" idea..
I can't remember which puplication I saw this in, but it works great as long
as your the scavenger type (and what art teacher isn't?)

Anyway, one of our "parents" is a plumber so he helped. You nees a plastic
utility sink, the kind you usually have in your laundry room, a used garbage
disposal ( this is where you scavenge. Someone was remodelling their kitchen
and they were actually going to throw it away!) a short hose and a few of
those 5 gallon buckets.

The garbage disposal gets hooked up to the utility sink (which is free
standing) and it's left open at the bottom. a 5 gallon bucket placed
underneath to catch the grinded pulp! I just plug the disposal in, pour ( I
do all the pouring for obvious reasons) and the kids do all the catching. We
have buckets of pre soaked paper-all post consumer. I only add bleach to
something I don't want to add color to. It all gets poured into slurry tubs
if we are making paper or zip-loc bags (excess water removed) if it;s going
to be sculpted. I do add glue to those add squish it in the bags.

Sorry this is so long. Hope it helps
Gabrielle